double_dutchess: (Spuffy Gone lighter)
So, the end of the tedious Photobucket link replacement job is in sight. Just a couple more to go!

Along the way, I came across some more icons and artwork that I hadn't posted to my own LJ yet. They were made last October for the [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends Halloween Challenge 2016. There's also a playlist. The prompt was "Leader of the Pack".

Art and playlist under the cut. )
double_dutchess: (official cannon)
... and replacing my image links on my LJ and elsewhere, in reverse chronological order. Hopefully, after the next couple of weeks the ugly Photobucket images of doom will no longer be visible.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] teragramm, based on whose experiences I've chosen Nickpic as the new home for my images. They seem to have heart for their users, in stark contrast to PB.
double_dutchess: (Dawn key)
Without any warning, Photobucket has removed third party hosting from their free package. All images linked from Photobucket have been replaced with a dummy image, and the only way to make them visible again is to upgrade to a paid account.

Third party hosting is the only reason I (and I assume most people) had been using Photobucket in the first place. But there's no way I'm going to give in to their blackmail. I'll go look for an alternative instead. (I don't even mind if it's paid, as long as they don't pull any dirty tricks like this and unlike Photobucket, have some actual respect for their users.) And then I'll have to move all my stuff there and relink. Nice job for the summer holidays! NOT.

Clearly it is going to take more than a little while until my icons and artwork will be visible again. This also holds for all the things I've posted to communities such as [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy, [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike, [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends, [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles and [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike. Sorry about that.

In the mean time, suggestions for better hosting services are welcome.
double_dutchess: (Default)
After disappearing off the radar since January, I'm briefly resurfacing to post one of the few things I managed to get done since then.

The following banner was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's wonderful short fic A Matter of Time, from the last round of [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy. Those of you who have read the story can probably imagine why I felt the urge to illustrate it. If you haven't read it, I suggest that you hurry up and remedy that situation right away!

WARNING: The image contains a big SPOILER, so do not click unless you have read the story.

SPOILER WARNING )
double_dutchess: (Spike v-sign)
2016 is finally over, and it's time to look back at my second full fandom year on LJ. So here is a categorized overview of my vids, icons and other artwork that I posted for the first time on LJ in 2016. Most of it was newly made, but there's also some stuff I made years ago and that was originally posted on BuffyTube.

(TBH, I'm pleasantly  surprised by how much fannish output I managed to produce in 2016, because looking back it seems like I spent 99% of my time working.)

List under the cut )
double_dutchess: (Spuffy cheers)
I just posted this at [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike, and I'll post it here too. 2016 has not been the best year (though it did have a few good points) and I'm glad to see the last of it. Wishing all my LJ friends a better 2017!



Full image under the cut )

Art by the amazing Franco Urru. (With a little tweak by me.)
double_dutchess: (Up on the house top)
Yay, today the holidays have begun! Two weeks of (mostly) leasure -- so, so wonderful.

Merry Christmas to all, or if you don't celebrate Christmas, just enjoy the holidays!

double_dutchess: (Angel alley)
I know I'm late, but in large parts of the world it's still St. Patrick's Day, right? So I'll take that as an excuse to post this oldie, originally posted over at BuffyTube.



Also, apologies to all the new people on my flist for being utterly unable to keep up with everyone's posts.
double_dutchess: (S10 Spuffy kiss)
So I didn't have much time (as usual) but I still wanted to do something for Valentine's Day. So here's a little Spuffy valentine based on the S10 comics, art by Megan Levens. (With a few small "fixes" -- yeah, I really dislike that line she always draws across Spike's nose.)

double_dutchess: (Spuffel wedding)
I've been in a Spuffel mood lately (here's why) and so I was really happy that the very talented [livejournal.com profile] spikesredqueen made me a beautiful Spuffel wallpaper as a mod challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike. (Sorry, you have to be a member to see it.) Thank you so much, this is gracing my desktop now!

And when talking about Spuffel art, I can't not mention the amazing wallpapers and icons that were very recently made by [livejournal.com profile] blondebitz for the very lucky [livejournal.com profile] angelus2hot. Check them out here and here!
double_dutchess: (Hell of a Woman)
This year was the 10th anniversary round of [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy (theme: Look Both Ways). I participated in the banner contest with a banner based on Steve Morris' cover of Buffy S10 #12:



Of course, the competition was much too strong for me, with the super-talented [livejournal.com profile] boiiko as the rightful winner with a truly amazing hand-drawn banner.

For my posting day, I made a set of 12 Spuffy icons inspired by one of the first icon entries from 10 years ago, a great set by [livejournal.com profile] monanotlisa.

Icons and more below the cut. )
double_dutchess: (narwhal Spike)
This August, [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends celebrated its 5th anniversary with a comment party (posting and responding to prompts in the comments). Besides making a Spuffy cocktail version of Harmony's Spuffel fantasy from Buffy S10 #10 in response to the "Spuffy drink cocktails" prompt, I was also inspired to create some artwork by [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh's narwhal prompt, or more precisely, by the delightful narwhal!Spike fic that [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight wrote in response to that prompt.
Read more... )
double_dutchess: (Up on the house top)
Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) to all my fandom friends! And if you don't celebrate anything, just enjoy the holidays -- that's what I do.

After a year in which I had to spend almost all of my time on work and family issues, I am so happy to have the Christmas holidays and some time for myself. I plan on doing a lot of catching up, posting and commenting. Hopefully I'll get everything I want done before the craziness that is work starts up again.



The image is a large, adapted version of an icon I originally made for Seasonal Spuffy, and then Christmasified for Noel of Spike.
double_dutchess: (Default)
Apologies for hardly being around lately. I'm drowning in work and unlikely to resurface for any length of time before the Christmas holidays. Still, I managed to do a little thing for Halloween!

I participated in the Nekid Numbers Halloween over at [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike and got the prompt "Wesley or Drusilla / Ghost / Woods". I went with Dru, and this is what I came up with. The text is from the poem Haunted Forest by Kurt Kacich.

Ghost Dru in the Woods )


The past few years I always used to make a Halloween vid for BuffyTube, but that's a no go this year. So I'm posting an old vid that fits in with Ghost Dru in the Woods:

Cruel Garden )


Finally, I really would have liked to participate in the [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends Trick or Treat game, but there's no way I can do it. It looks like so much fun and it has already caused a slew of short fics that I'm really looking forward to read. So please, go participate if you have the time. There's still a few days left!

TRICK OR TREAT - an SB Fag Ends Halloween Challenge
double_dutchess: (Spuffy flame hands)
Recently I participated in my first icon challenge: Challenge 122 "Bright and Shiny" at [livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite. I was amazed to win a third place with my Spuffy Storyteller icon (#4). Many thanks to everyone who voted for my icons! Here are all my challenge entries:

1 2 3 4


In the icons I used textures from [livejournal.com profile] colorfilter and [livejournal.com profile] burnedbreads.

Awards, variants and more behind the cut )
double_dutchess: (Xander)
Yes, I did it -- I finally finished the story banner I promised to [livejournal.com profile] sparrow2000 for her story Searching for Jim. I kept her waiting since January; I hope it's been worth the wait!

On top is the latest version. In my original versions (below) I had Jim as "the man in the moon" but on second thought, that was probably a bit too whimsical to fit the mood of the story. So I've revised it, and this is the result:

Banner behind cut )

And now I'm really going to stop making new versions!
double_dutchess: (Spuffy flame hands)
I really enjoyed all the entries to Round 18 of [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy. In spite of my time limitations, I even managed to make a modest contribution myself: a set of Buffy Season 10 (comics) icons. I'm reposting them here, with a few alternative versions added. Anyone who wants is free to use them.

Original artists: Steve Morris (6/7/18), Megan Levens (2/16), Rebekah Isaacs (all the rest).

Teaser:


Icons behind cut )
double_dutchess: (Spuffy flame hands)
Work has been crazy since I got back from the Christmas holidays (at least it feels like I am going crazy with it) so I haven't had time to make or post anything new since then. But tomorrow today is Buffy's birthday, so I thought I'd post this old Buffy birthday card for my fellow Spike fans to enjoy. I made it three years ago for the Buffy Birthday Cupcake event at BuffyTube.

Enjoy! )
double_dutchess: (Spuffy flame hands)
Happy New Year to all you friendly and creative LJ people! I wish you a year filled with happiness, health and inspiration. I look forward to spending 2015 with you here on LJ.

Click to see New year image, photo by me )

And for those of you who would like a half-naked Spike to go with the fireworks (image created for #1 Spike fan [livejournal.com profile] veiriti):

Image under the cut (sexy nudity but more or less SFW) )
double_dutchess: (Spike+Dru)
Because it's almost Christmas, I thought I'd start off by posting this old artwork I did a few years ago for BuffyTube.

Merry Christmas to all!

Click to view )

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